Ages 8 and up
Renewable Energy Science Kit
|Build a working wind turbine to harness
power out of thin air. Wind is one of the most promising sources of
clean, renewable energy available today. Wind energy has been used for
centuries to pump water and crush grain in windmills, and is now
increasingly being used to generate electricity to power our modern
First, assemble a wind turbine complete with electric generator,
adjustable rotors, and wind speed indicator. Then, conduct more than 20
experiments with your wind turbine, including experiments with different
numbers of rotor blades, different blade angles and profiles, different
wind speeds, different gear ratios, and so on. Use the wind turbine to
generate mechanical power to lift a heavy weight or generate electricity
to light up an LED and charge a rechargeable battery.
During the experiments, you will learn the physics of force and
motion as it applies to wind power technology. Learn how to measure and
calculate the different forces acting on the rotor blades by breaking
them down into vectors.
The full-color, 32-page experiment manual offers illustrated instructions and scientific information. Ages 8 and up.
• build a working wind turbine